In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stockton on the Forest like this:
STOCKTON-ON-THE-FOREST, a parish, with a village, in the district of York and N. R Yorkshire; adjacent to the York and Market-Weighton railway, 5 miles NE of York. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under York. Acres, 3,270. Rated property, £1,778. Pop., 449. Houses, 95. The manor belongs to J. Agar, Esq. S. Hall, Brockfield, and Hazel-Bush are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £250.* Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is good.
Stockton on the Forest is now part of York district. Click here for graphs and data of how York has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stockton on the Forest itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stockton on the Forest, in York and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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